Riders in the Red Gums - after Hans Heysen by Pieter  Zaadstra
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Riders in the Red Gums - after Hans Heysen by 


“Big Gum Riders” – near Penola, South Australia
Original oil painting on gesso prepared panel by Pieter Zaadstra
Painted in the style of Hans Heysen
A “Big” painting 1200mm x 1500mm

Featured in Pieter’s new book to be released December – “Mount Gambier – an Essay in Art”

You can view art from the book online at www.mountgambier.zaadstra.com.au

The original of this artwork is for sale
at www.zaadstra.com.au

Portrait painter Pieter Zaadstra learned the art techniques of the School of den Hague from his artist/teacher father, growing up in the Netherlands. After migrating to Australia and adapting his techniques to the new Australian light, Pieter won numerous art awards and made his name as a portrait painter with many high profile sitters. Pieter has published 5 art books – some of which can be viewed and purchased at www.zaadstra.com.au

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Comments

  • Simon Penrose
    Simon Penroseover 5 years ago

    another beautiful oil painting.

  • Thanks Simon!

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 5 years ago

    You truly see how large these beautiful trees are by seeing the size of the riders. Gorgeous work Pieter.

  • Thanks Jim. Pieter dropped the horizon allowing the eye to soar upwards and enhancing the majesty of these huge beautiful gums.
    This is Tanya (Pieter’s wife). I look after the bubble site but make sure Pieter gets to see all comments. He really appreciates the feedback, especially as he is currently painting for book projects – it can be a bit like working in a vacuum at times and feedback is refreshing.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • John Cocoris
    John Cocorisover 5 years ago

    Just fantastic

  • Welcome back John and thanks.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 5 years ago

    wow…so amazing ..and hans heysen was one of my most favourite artists
    I thought he painted gum trees like no one else could..this is magnificent!!!

  • That is high praise – thank you very much Catherine.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • GailD
    GailDover 5 years ago

    Fantastic work.

  • Thanks Gail – and welcome back to the site.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • AntonLee
    AntonLeeover 5 years ago

    I would hang this in my house

  • Thanks Anton. Dare I say the painting is available at www.zaadstra.com.au
    Cheers – appreciate your feedback and interest in Pieter’s work.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • MaluC
    MaluCover 5 years ago

    Oh Hans what a beautiful painting :)
    Malu

  • : ) – Thanks very much!

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • Chookas
    Chookasover 5 years ago

    CONGRATS!! This has been featured
    in the EEG
    (Nov 09) BRAVO!!Chookas!

  • Thanks Chookas – sorry reply is delayed. Have been in SA. This painting was sold while we were over there launching Pieter’s new book. Appropriate to sell in SA being red gums and after Hans Heysen : ) Hope all is going well for you in the New Year too.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • © Bob Hall
    © Bob Hallabout 5 years ago

    You do wonderful work Pieter, love the composition and color scheme. The two riders give added perspective to the painting!!!

  • Thanks Bob for your continued interest. It is always appreciated.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 5 years ago

    Such a wonderful image.. Congratulations !

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